Simplot Food Blogger Cooking Competition – Baked Eggs with Mini Hash Browns

Simplot, the major potato grower, manufacturer and supplier in the world is holding a cooking competition for food bloggers in Malaysia. The rules are simple: we have to use any of the Simplot hashbrown products in a recipe and then blog about it. It’s also a bonus to use any of the Leggo’s sauces to make the recipe more interesting. The main criterias for the judging process is 1. Ease of Preparation and 2. Creativity.

I had a few days to ponder on the recipe and I decided to stick with what I love to eat that is also easy enough to make. We often see Hash browns being thrown on a plate as a big fry up breakfast and it can get rather boring. Well, my favourite breakfast (you might already know this) is something that’s packed with vegetables but also tastes amazing: Baked Eggs. Not only it’s visually appealing, it’s also fun to eat.

Of course, instead of serving it with toast, I used the mini hash browns to scoop up the delicious sauce. This also means I get to utilize a Leggo’s sauce in my recipe for the base. Strangely enough, someone must have stocked up all the pasta sauces because my local grocer only seems to have one variety left: The Napoletana. Luckily it’s versatile enough for me to play with.

This will be a picture-heavy blog because we are required to use step-by-step pictures and it certainly wasn’t easy for me to cook and take pictures at the same time without getting the camera dirty. So I guess I’ll skip my rambling and present to you my creation for this challenge:

Baked egg with zucchini and Capsicum served with Simplot Mini Hash Browns.
Baked egg with zucchini and Capsicum served with Simplot Mini Hash Browns.

Ingredients (serves 2):

12 Simplot Mini Hash Browns
Half an onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
Half a zucchini, cut into small dice
Half a capsicum, cut into small dice
Leggo’s Napoletana Sauce
Handful fresh Parsley, chopped finely
1/2 teaspon Dried Oregano
1 Egg per person (or more if you prefer)
Handful Shredded Cheese (Mozzarella is perfect)

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Preheat oven to 180C, arrange the Simplot Mini Hash Browns on a baking tray lined with baking sheet. Baked for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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Get all the vegetables prepped. You want the zucchini and capsicum to be about the same size.

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Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of Olive oil. Add onion and cook until soft, then throw in the minced garlic.

2013-05-12 14.05.42Continue to stir for a minute or two until onion is starting to brown. Then add zucchini and capsicum.

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Cook for about 15 minutes until vegetables are soft, then add about half a jar of the Leggo’s sauce (about 300g). Basically just enough to cover the vegetables.

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Add fresh parsley and dried oregano and cook for a few minutes more. Check for seasoning (I found mine already salty enough so I didn’t add anything else but a pinch of sugar). Turn off the heat.

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Fill a mini cast iron skillet with the vegetable mixture, making an indentation in the middle. Crack an egg into a ramekin and carefully lower it into the indentation. Do the same for the other portion.

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Sprinkle on some cheese. And bake in 180C oven for about 15-20 minutes until the egg is just set. Sprinkle more fresh parsley on top and serve with the mini hash browns. Consume immediately for the best runny egg yolk.

Delicious!
Tada!

I took a little too longer taking pictures so had let the egg to continue cooking in the skillet. So unfortunately no eggporn shot this time, but you can always take a look at my previous posts.

Dig in and enjoy!
Dig in and enjoy!

This is the first time I’ve ever use a ready made sauce for baked eggs and I’m not surprised that it was a much quicker process and just as tasty as the made-from-scratch version. I polished the whole thing within 15 minutes.

Would this recipe get your vote?

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38 thoughts on “Simplot Food Blogger Cooking Competition – Baked Eggs with Mini Hash Browns

      1. My favourite is their pasta bake series. The one with tomatoes and mozzarella. My friends used to request for that all the time. Though I always add a crispy cheese layer on top of course.

  1. Well done Kelly, a very simple and delicious breakfast I wouldnt mind having!

    I wanted to enter this contest also, but it’s hard to find Simplot hash browns. I’ve only seen their fries in the supermarkets.

    1. Oh! I wanted to find the triangle ones but they told me it’s not in the market yet. The rest are available in Village Grocer. You should have joined!

  2. Interesting… Too bad we do not have such contest here in Singapore… Hope you emerge the winner!

    So what’s the prize? Boxes of hash brown? Haha…

    1. Thank you! So far I have only come across baked eggs in Red beanbag. Have you seen it anywhere else? Figure you’d be the best person to ask. Hehe

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